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Defense News: All Coups Are Not Created Equal

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Defense News: All Coups Are Not Created Equal

Mike Barrett’s op-ed regarding the recent Coup in Egypt and practical analysis of the outcomes was featured in Defense News.  Click here for the article in .pdf format.

Afghanistan is the Best Line Item DoD Could Cut

Posted on January 3rd, 2013 by admin in Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Afghanistan is the Best Line Item DoD Could Cut

Diligent’s CEO J. Michael Barrett authored an op-ed for the Washington Examiner about how in an era of fiscal constraints there needs to be more realism injected into our national security policy, starting with stopping the waste of funds to the hopeless cause of any ‘meaningful victory’ in Afghanistan.  The piece closes with the recognition […]

Washington Examiner article: Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment

Posted on December 13th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, News, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Washington Examiner article: Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment

Diligent team co-authored a recent feature article for the Washington Examiner titled Smarter Grid is a Smart Investment.  It is based on a 4-part strategy document we recently completed for the Lexington Institute regarding how to make the U.S. Electrical Grid more resilient, available here: http://www.lexingtoninstitute.org/energy.  

Domestic Preparedness article regarding need for Resilience in the U.S. electrical grid

Posted on December 11th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Domestic Preparedness article regarding need for Resilience in the U.S. electrical grid

As several million Americans continue to struggle with the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy, it is worth asking how the nation can better prepare to weather future natural and manmade disasters. This is particularly important in considering one of the storm’s most important impacts – namely, its near-total destruction of the electrical power grid and […]

Article: Battle Ready Radars, The Hill

Posted on October 29th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Article: Battle Ready Radars, The Hill

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett’s latest article appeared in The Hill newspaper on 29 October, 2012.  A pdf version of the article is available by clicking here: Battle Ready Radars.

Defense News: All Revolutions Involve Chaos

Posted on September 25th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Defense News: All Revolutions Involve Chaos

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett’s latest article, “All Revolutions Involve Chaos”, appeared in Defense News on September 24, 2012. A link to a .pdf version of the article is available here: All Revolutions Involve Chaos.

Small Wars Journal: Dangerous Precedent of POTUS Picking Targets

Posted on August 27th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Small Wars Journal: Dangerous Precedent of POTUS Picking Targets

Diligent CEO Mike Barrett’s latest article, “The Dangerous Precedent of POTUS Picking Targets“, appeared in the Small Wars Journal on August 27, 2012.  A link to a .pdf version of the article is available here: The Dangerous Precedent of POTUS Picking Targets.

Article: Where are the Foreign Policy Realists?

Posted on May 9th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Article: Where are the Foreign Policy Realists?

Diligent’s J. Michael Barrett had a piece in the Washington Examiner discussing the silence of the ‘realists’ when it comes to current foreign policy discussions such as when and where to intervene using the U.S. military and other facets of national security.  The link is here: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/2012/05/where-are-foreign-policy-realists/579351 or in pdf format here: Where are the […]

Defense News Article, “Unleashing Pent-up Data”

Posted on March 25th, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Defense News Article, “Unleashing Pent-up Data”

Diligent’s co-founders had another article this week in Defense News about the power of unleashing the DoD’s data by giving better access to the numbers and inspiring a revolution in how people combine the art and the science of defense and military planning. Click here for the article in pdf format.

Inside Human Terrain Teams (HTTs), by Diligent’s John Thorne

Posted on March 23rd, 2012 by admin in Media, Media Ticker, Publications, Top Picks | Comments Off on Inside Human Terrain Teams (HTTs), by Diligent’s John Thorne

Diligent Innovations’ Senior Analyst John Thorne, a former Social Scientist deployed with Human Terrain Team AF-21 in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, explains a framework for identifying sources of instability among the local nationals and understanding the real roots of local level conflicts.  The article, entitled “Local Assessment Framework: Analyzing Perceptions and Sources of Violence“, is available […]

Defense News Article: The Pentagon’s Broken Windows

Posted on December 4th, 2011 by michael in Publications | Comments Off on Defense News Article: The Pentagon’s Broken Windows

Foreign Policy Magazine: SpecOps Funding & New Defense Priorities

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by michael in Publications | Comments Off on Foreign Policy Magazine: SpecOps Funding & New Defense Priorities

Telling Trends in Domestic Terrorist Threats (Homeland Security Today Magazine)

Posted on February 19th, 2011 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on Telling Trends in Domestic Terrorist Threats (Homeland Security Today Magazine)

A Simple Strategy for Small Business Success (Consulting Magazine)

Posted on February 1st, 2011 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on A Simple Strategy for Small Business Success (Consulting Magazine)

J. Michael Barrett Interviewed on Al Jazeera

Posted on January 17th, 2011 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on J. Michael Barrett Interviewed on Al Jazeera

Trade Lane Strategy on Steroids (American Shipper, Interview)

Posted on October 29th, 2010 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on Trade Lane Strategy on Steroids (American Shipper, Interview)

Rationalizing DoD Requirements (Defense News)

Posted on August 30th, 2010 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on Rationalizing DoD Requirements (Defense News)

Cutting Costs Doesn’t Mean Killing Innovation (RISK Magazine)

Posted on September 15th, 2009 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on Cutting Costs Doesn’t Mean Killing Innovation (RISK Magazine)

Sense of Security (Continuity Insurance and Risk Magazine)

Posted on November 15th, 2008 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on Sense of Security (Continuity Insurance and Risk Magazine)

Book Excerpt: Securing Global Transportation Networks (World Trade Magazine)

Posted on February 7th, 2007 by admin in Publications | Comments Off on Book Excerpt: Securing Global Transportation Networks (World Trade Magazine)